Dry Ice Special Effects

From food and drink presentation to spectacular floor displays,
dry ice can be used to create a variety of visual effects

 

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Domestic Use Special FX

We regularly supply domestic users who want dry ice for birthday parties, special effect cake, and Halloween displays.

Theatre & Film

We supply dry ice for both film set and stage productions across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Food & Drink Presentation

Dry ice is very popular in the hospitality industry, used by hotels and restaurants for food & drink presentation.

Dry Ice Cocktails

Always use ChilliSticks to safely add dry ice to drinks. Never put Dry Ice loose into drinks. If it’s accidentally swallowed it could cause internal injuries. Dry Ice is -78oC and if it comes into direct contact with skin it will cause freezer burns.

ChilliSticks are approx. 7” in length, with a locking capsule at one end capable of holding a Dry Ice pellet. Each ChilliStick gives approximately 3 to 5 minutes fog effect depending on the volume of liquid in the glass. ChilliSticks are sold separately to the dry ice.

Dessert Presentation

Dry ice adds a truly unique experience to dessert presentation. The dry ice fog can either be poured from a jug into the dish, or dry ice pellets can be placed in a small dish (on the same plate but separate to the food) and warm water added to the dry ice. This will create a fog effect that spreads across the plate for 2 – 5 mins depending on how many pellets are used. Note that ceramic dishes are best as dry ice on metal creates a vibrational higher pitch noise.

Dessert Presentation

Dry ice adds a truly unique experience to dessert presentation. The dry ice fog can either be poured from a jug into the dish, or dry ice pellets can be placed in a small dish (on the same plate but separate to the food) and warm water added to the dry ice. This will create a fog effect that spreads across the plate for 2 – 5 mins depending on how many pellets are used. Note that ceramic dishes are best as dry ice on metal creates a vibrational higher pitch noise.

Floor Displays

To create a fog effect floor display for a larger space we recommend using a dry ice fog machine.

You can contact Team FX for help. For enquiries on hiring out a pea-souper smoke machines please phone 01 276 0590 or visit their website for more information.

Halloween Effects

To create the fog effect, add dry ice to heated water. Hot water creates a more dramatic fog and warm water a more subtle effect. Small pieces of Dry Ice, like pellets, have more surface area, and therefore produce a greater amount of fog. They also cool the water down much faster. The result: a more dramatic fog effect for a shorter length of time. Keep the water heated to produce the fog effect for a longer time.

The greatest amount of fog will be produced the first 5 to 10 minutes. There will be far less fog for the next 5 to 10 minutes as the water cools and the volume of Dry Ice diminishes. As the water temperature cools, the fog becomes wispier. When the water gets colder than 50°F or 10°C, the Dry Ice stops making fog, but continues to sublimate and bubble.

Halloween Effects

To create the fog effect, add dry ice to heated water. Hot water creates a more dramatic fog and warm water a more subtle effect. Small pieces of Dry Ice, like pellets, have more surface area, and therefore produce a greater amount of fog. They also cool the water down much faster. The result: a more dramatic fog effect for a shorter length of time. Keep the water heated to produce the fog effect for a longer time.

The greatest amount of fog will be produced the first 5 to 10 minutes. There will be far less fog for the next 5 to 10 minutes as the water cools and the volume of Dry Ice diminishes. As the water temperature cools, the fog becomes wispier. When the water gets colder than 50°F or 10°C, the Dry Ice stops making fog, but continues to sublimate and bubble.

Dry Ice Video Library

Below are a series of videos with instructions on how to create dry ice cocktails, the dry ice fog effect, and how to use dry ice for storing your food and drink in cooler boxes for camping, music festivals, etc.

How To Create Dry Ice Cocktails

Dry Ice Fog for Dessert Presentation

How To Create Dry Ice Fog Effect

How To Store Food & Drink with Dry Ice

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Our head office and manufacturing premises are located in Co. Laois, with depots in Santry Dublin, Little Island Cork, and Portadown Armagh.

Unit 3 Portarlington Ind. Est.
Portarlington
Co. Laois
R32 XR7Y

+353 (0)57 862 3860

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